Episode #641

News Items

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    An Atoll is a ring-shaped island that is left behind after its barrier reef has died. http://www.coexploration.org/bbsr/coral/html/body_reef_formation.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    A coral’s mouth is also its anus. http://www.coexploration.org/bbsr/coral/html/body_basic_coral_biology.html

  • Item #3 Science

    Individual coral polyps may be male, female, both, or neither and corals reproduce either sexually or asexually. http://www.coexploration.org/bbsr/coral/html/body_life_cycle_story.html

  • Item #4 Science

    Tropical white sand is mostly comprised of coral that was pooped out of a parrot fish. https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/parrot-fish-poop-makes-beautiful-beaches/

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘I’m scared to death about the denial of science. Science is real. Science is the most real thing in our world, other than nature. I’m hoping we’ll all get back to a place where we can really understand that science is tested knowledge.’ -Harrison Ford